Summer Proverbs

Sayings about Summer

No year has two summers. ~ Russian Proverbs

If summer had a mother, she would weep at summer’s passing. ~ Lebanese Proverb

Winter will ask you what you did during the summer. ~ Romanian Proverbs

It is not summer until the crickets sing. ~ Greek Proverbs

The summer comes and kisses the child, the winter comes and kills it. ~ Estonian Proverbs

You cannot build a house for last year’s summer. ~ Ethiopian Proverbs

You have summer and you have winter — why, then, be in a hurry? ~ Russian Proverb

A life without love is like a year without summer. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Midsummer night is not long but it sets many cradles rocking. ~ Swedish Proverb

The cuckoo comes in April, and stays the month of May; sings a song at midsummer, and then goes away. ~ Traditional Proverbs

No matter how much snow falls, it won’t remain there all the way till summer. ~ Turkish Proverbs

One swallow does not make a summer. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Summer

Saying about Summer

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~ James Dent

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.~ Henry James

Bright summer is crowned with roses; deep in the forest arbutus doth hide. ~ Dora Read Goodale

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days — three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ~ John Keats

Summer has set in with its usual severity. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ~ John Steinbeck

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. ~ Anton Chekhov

Beneath the winter’s snow lie germs of summer flowers. ~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. ~ Hosea Ballou

If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…~ Evelyn Waugh

The air of summer was sweeter than wine. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose. ~ Author Unknown

A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.~ Patricia Briggs

Summer — summer — summer! The soundless footsteps on the grass! ~ John Galsworthy

‘Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone; all her lovely companions are faded and gone. ~ Thomas Moore

Who loves not more the night of June than cold December’s gloomy noon? ~ Sir Walter Scott

The end-of-summer winds make people restless. ~ Sebastian Faulks

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. ~ Gertrude Jekyll

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~ Celia Thaxter

For men, like butterflies, show not their mealy wings but to the summer. ~ William Shakespeare

Then crowned with flowery hay, came real joy, and summer, with his fervid-beaming eye. ~  Robert Burns

One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by. ~ Jeannette Walls

I expect some new phases of life this summer, and shall try to get the honey from each moment. ~ Lucy Stone

Summer’s parching heat.~ William Shakespeare

The bigger the summer vacation the harder the fall. ~ Author Unknown

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. ~ Maud Hart Lovelace

We are reformers in the spring and summer, but in autumn we stand by the old. Reformers in the morning, and conservers at night. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tears are the summer showers to the soul. ~ Alfred Austin

Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. ~ George R.R. Martin

Child of sun, refulgent summer, comes. ~ James Thomson

I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~ Russel Baker

[W]oods are filled with the music of birds, and all nature is laughing under the glorious influence of Summer. ~ Charles Lanman

A summer romance is something special, because it blazes like a comet across the sky and then fades out. The thing that makes it special–that makes everything move so fast–is that a summer romance is doomed to end. ~ John Vornholt

Summertime is always the best of what might be. ~ Charles Bowden

Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne. ~ Barry Cornwall

Summer ends, and autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night. ~ Hal Borland

Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night. ~ Mark Twain

Do what we can, summer will have its flies. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be. ~ Nora Ephron

It will not always be summer; build barns. ~ Hesiod

Thy eternal summer shall not fade. ~ William Shakespeare

Write about winter in the summer. ~ Annie Dillard

After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies. ~ Samuel Rutherford

Perhaps there is no time in a summer’s day more cheering, than when the warmth of the sun is just beginning to triumph over the freshness of the morning–when there is just a lingering hint of early coolness to keep off languor under the delicious influence of warmth. ~ George Eliot

In summer, the song sings itself. ~ William Carlos Williams

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year — it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. ~ Author Unknown

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~ Sam Keen

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